infection on sailfin tang

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  1. kyle

    kyle Plankton

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    My sailfin tang has developed an infection of some sort and I cannot figure out what it is. at first he got white spots on his fins so I put him in QT and treated him for ick with hyposalinity and formalin medication. after a couple days the spots on his fins went away but this one spot got really bad, and the opposite side of his body is a weird color.. LFS said it's most likely a bacteria infection and gave me "maracyn-oxy" to treat with but that says to treat for 5 days max,and i'm on day 5 with no results. He eats a lot and acts healthy too.:confused: any ideas are greatly appreciated
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome to 3reef.

    Very hard to tell I might suspect lymphocytosis, but not the the normal area, usually fins but sometimes body. The disease is viral and self limiting, I have seen a lot of post about it of late.

    Google it and see what you think.
     
  4. kyle

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    Thank you,
    It seems as though it could be that if all the spots were grouped together, the fins in this post look similar to mine but a lot worse (slight white edges) ; FAQs: Fish Diseases, Treatments, Quarantine, Health Info
     
  5. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I have seen grouping ( so to speak ) on the head before.

    Try fish TB as well.

    If the fish is eating and healthy I suspect viral if not a visual parasite. If it were bacterial I would suspect behaviors like decreased coloration, decline in appetite, hiding, frayed fins.

    Sorry I can not be of more assist.
     
  6. kyle

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    well he does hide. but only when i go near him, like right now im 10 feet away and he's going to town on some nori but if i stand up and walk towards him he hides immediately. and will sometimes even lay down until i walk away.